This weekend promises in-person music, theater and art, plus a participatory altar honoring loved ones who’ve passed on.
Here’s a cross-section of the activities offered across the North Olympic Peninsula.
• The Out Loud Story Slam happens in person at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, tonight.
Storytellers with five-minute true tales are invited, as are listeners, starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10, and all attendees must show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test from the past 72 hours.
• “Into the Woods” unfolds at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., this weekend.
The final three performances, starring some two dozen student actors plus a chamber orchestra, start at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Theater-goers have the option of attending in person or watching the show online.
For $15 tickets, see pahs.portangelesschools.org, where “Into the Woods” is found under Recent News.
• The Backwoods Hucksters bring country blues, rock, folk and bluegrass to Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The quintet, featuring Cort Armstrong, Sean Divine, Joey Gish, Paul Stehr-Green and Angie Tabor will play for a couple of hours; cover charge is $5 and information awaits at finnriver.com.
• “Death, Grief & Ancestors” is the theme of a community altar and art exhibit at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., Port Townsend, all weekend.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, “death cafe” discussions are planned: for the Black and indigenous and other people of color from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for the general community from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A meditation is also set for 12:30 p.m. All participants are welcome, while the building won’t be open to the public during these sessions. The altar and art show will then reopen to all comers until 5 p.m. Sunday.
For information about the event, see dyingmattersguild.com.
• A Hidden History walking tour in downtown Port Townsend is free to the public at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Key City Public Theatre actor Bry Kifolo guides the hour-long stroll through the Victorian seaport’s past starting from the Haller Fountain at Taylor and Washington streets.
To sign up, visit PTMainstreet.org.
• A star luminary sculpture workshop set for Dec. 4-5 at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, is open for registration now.
In two sessions of this fee-based class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants 16 and older will build three-dimensional luminaries, to potentially join the lantern parade hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on Dec. 11. That’s the day of the Wintertide Festival of Lights, which will include a variety of activities.
To sign up, visit PAFAC.org and select Events & Exhibitions and Wintertide Festival.
Information is also available by phoning 360-457-3532.
Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] news.com.